Does your room look like a bomb went off and splattered all of your furniture against the wall? If it does you need help. By pushing everything as far apart as you can, you eliminate walkways, create distance between pieces, and remove the coziness of a well-planned room. So what do you do? Push it all together. First, determine the focal point of the room. Possibly a TV, a window, or fireplace would suffice. Group your furniture around this and add seating as needed. Your couch, bed, or armchairs do not have to be pressed against the wall. In fact by moving them away it brings the conversations closer and the seating more intimate. Walkways are created around the area making the room feel cozy and comfortable while controlling traffic around your furniture.
Finally, choose a rug size to complete the area. In a living room, choose a rug that will allow furniture to either fall slightly under the pieces or completely envelop the furniture. In a bedroom, have the rug come out from underneath the bed and really showcase your bed. A four-post bed is emphasized when pulled away from the wall with a featured rug floating in the space.
If you have not yet chosen your furniture consider this. Choose pieces that are finished all the way around, such as this Lexington piece from the Ocean Club collection.
You can add your own style in the accessories you place on it. This sofa table can be placed in an open area creating separation between two rooms.
If you are a modernist at heart, check out these floating stairs. They create space and openness while being just flat-out amazing.